First Saturday at Green Lawn

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The founding of Mount Carmel Hospital is the topic of the First Saturday at Green Lawn program for the start of the new year.

Sister Barbara from Mount Carmel East Hospital will be speaking at the program, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. in the Huntington Chapel. She will address “The Birth and Growth of Mount Carmel Hospital” while helping recognize a founding father, Dr. William B. Hawkes who is buried at Green Lawn.

Dr. Hawkes donated property to help establish the hospital. One of the houses he owned served as a residence for Rutherford B. Hayes when he was governor of Ohio. Hawkes has also been honored with a street bearing his name.

Following the program, a guided tour to the gravesite of Dr. Hawkes and also the Wreaths Across America display will be offered.

Also at this First Saturday program, winners in the annual photo contest will be announced, and the 2008 contest officially opened.

First Saturday at Green Lawn is a monthly program produced by the Green Lawn Volunteers. Free and open to the public, the program celebrates the life of someone buried at Green Lawn who had an impact on life in central Ohio.

Green Lawn, located at 1000 Greenlawn Ave., was established in August 1848 as a nonprofit association. The state’s second-largest cemetery covers 360 acres, 80 acres of which have yet to be developed.

Further information about First Saturday at Green Lawn is available by visiting www.greenlawncolumbus.org, by calling Green Lawn at 614-444-1123, or e-mailing sandlot17@juno.com.

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